"Jelly responds to an electroencephalograph (EEG) in nearly the same way as a healthy human brain. The jelly exhibits alpha rhythms as human brains do when people are awake but have their eyes closed. From its EEG results alone, a jelly would not qualify as sufficiently ‘dead’ to have its life support removed.”
I loved the idea that a jelly would be considered ‘living’ in the same context as a human. It raises questions about the definition of life, as far as I can research there is no finite answer. It changes as we learn more about the world we exist in. Scientists thought that all living things breathed.. until the discovery of the virus. So once again it is thrown open to debate. Perhaps because it is not a scientific question at all, but a philosophical one. We project life into inanimate objects everyday and some people believe rivers have souls.